Hospital Nurse III
Company: State of Maine
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Opening Date: October 31, 2022
Closing Date: November 30, 2022 Job Class Code: 4135
Grade: 22 Salary: $35.13 - $42.75 per hour****This includes a
$0.60/hour Institutional Stipend, as well as an additional
$10.00/hour Recruitment Stipend. In addition, candidates may
qualify for $200/month nursing-student-loan reimbursement.
Additional shift differential $2.00/hour while working 2nd shift
Additional shift differential $3.00/hour while working 3rd shift
Additional weekend differential $2.10/hour while working weekend
hours Agency information: The Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety,
resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department
provides health and social services to approximately a third of the
State's population, including children, families, older Mainers,
and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance
use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates
two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health
care providers. Riverview Psychiatric Center (RPC) is a 92-bed
psychiatric hospital serving the entire State of Maine that
provides services for people with severe mental illness. As a
member of a statewide community of care givers, RPC collaborates
with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, their
community and personal supports, to provide recovery-oriented,
respectful, compassionate, and effective psychiatric care and
treatment in the least restrictive, safest, and most therapeutic
environment we can create. A Typical Day Includes: As RPC's newest
Hospital Nurse III, you will supervise and apply proper nursing
principles, practices, and techniques in the care and custody of
hospital patients who are emotionally, mentally, and/or physically
ill. These positions require a highly-motivated individual who can
adapt quickly in a fast paced, demanding work situation. You must
demonstrate a high level of critical-thinking skills that allows
you to process a large amount of information, discern the overall
scope of a situation, and make sound decisions based on the
information, experience, and knowledge of systems and your scope of
practice. You must demonstrate good communication skills,
exceptional attention to detail, and be able to articulate and
employ the Mission, Vision, and Values of RPC with our staff as
well as with community providers. Supervision will be exercised
over a staff of professional and paraprofessional personnel. Work
is performed under limited supervision. To be successful you must
be able to: Planning, developing, and implementing treatment plans
for patients upon identification of problems in order to establish
individualized treatment goals; and provide treatment to meet those
Instructing direct care staff in nursing procedures and techniques
in order to ensure knowledgeable and effective personnel are
delivering safe and therapeutic care to patients.
Administering and monitoring effects of medications for
Providing coverage for Nurse Supervisor's office when assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related
field and two (2) years of professional nursing experience -OR-
graduation from an accredited school of nursing and three (3) years
of professional nursing experience. Experience must include one (1)
year overseeing and providing medical and/or psychiatric nursing
care in a hospital facility. Application Information: For
additional information about this position or to request a paper
application, please contact Angela Thorpe at 207-624-4672 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please upload a resume and cover
letter. BENEFITS: No matter where you work across Maine state
government, you find employees who embody our state motto-"Dirigo"
or "I lead"-as they provide essential services to Mainers every
day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing
with a valuable total compensation package, including: Work-Life
Balance - Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid
holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave
annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service,
and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
Health Insurance Coverage - The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of
employee-only premiums ($10,150.80 - $11,942.16 annual value),
depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for
you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage
paid by the State.
Health Insurance Premium Credit - Participation decreases
employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health
and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
Dental Insurance - The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only
dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
Retirement Plan - The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to
the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf
of the employee.
Gym Membership Reimbursement - Improve overall health with regular
exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts - Set aside
money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses
and/or daycare expenses.
Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness - The State of Maine is a
qualified employer for this federal program. For more information,
visit the Federal Student Aid office.
Living Resources Program - Navigate challenging work and life
situations with our employee assistance program.
Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any
working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including
fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid
parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available,
under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Voluntary Deferred Compensation - Save additional pre-tax funds for
retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll
Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from
the Office of Employee Health and Wellness. Maine State Government
is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are
committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with
disabilities upon request. INDRPC
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